Noel Fielding

Video thrills the cameo stars

From Kate Bush to the Beastie Boys and beyond, musicians are once again turning to actors and celebrities to spice up their promos

Mighty Boosh set to mark Frank Zappa's birthday at London's Roundhouse

As the Royal Mint announces a £5 coin to commemorate John Lennon, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the former Beatle was the only rock legend born in 1940 and taken from us too early. Yet Frank Zappa, who died of prostate cancer in 1993, would have been 70 next month too. Buried in an unmarked grave, he was clearly against the cult of celebrity. Now, though, London's Roundhouse is to mark the anniversary.

Channel 4's Comedy Gala, The 02, London

There was a curious mix of something old, something new, something borrowed (such as BBC stars Catherine Tate, Rob Brydon, James Corden and Ruth Jones) and plenty of blue for this mammoth charity gig housed by a venue that was once itself a standing joke when it was the Millennium Dome.

Pandora: Mixed messages for Dobson

Alas, the cessation of vibrations in MPs' pockets is not because the whips have decided to allow our elected representatives a free vote as led by their consciences. Antiquated pagers have simply been cut off and replaced by new "Rapide" text messages sent to mobile phones.